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By Flipboard KSA | Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area and the second-largest in the Arab world. Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Lebanon PM dismisses "rumors" about his detention

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri dismissed reports about his alleged detention in Saudi Arabia as "rumors," hours before he is expected to leave the kingdom to France two weeks after his surprise resignation.<p>The office of French President Emmanuel Macron said Hariri is expected in …

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Yemeni spokesman threatens to attack Saudi, UAE airports

A Houthi-linked army spokesman in the Yemeni capital has threatened escalation against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, saying the rebels …

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Oil prices jump after report that Saudi citizens being urged to leave Lebanon - MarketWatch

Oil prices touched fresh session highs on Thursday following a report from Al Arabiya that Saudi Arabia has urged its nationals to leave Lebanon …

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Top Lebanese priest to head to Saudi Arabia amid crisis

A top Lebanese Christian religious figure is to head to Saudi Arabia where he is expected to meet with Lebanon's prime minister who resigned earlier …

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Saudi Arabia says it will reopen Yemen airports, seaports

Saudi Arabia said Monday that the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world's …

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Saudi walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia's dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting off a spiral of reactions and anger that seem to have caught the kingdom off guard.<p>Now it's trying to walk back its escalations in Lebanon …

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The Richest Man in the Middle East Is Under Arrest in Saudi Arabia. Here's What We Know About His Money

The billionaire prince and investor has been arrested in what Saudi Arabia calls a corruption crackdown. Here's his net worth.<p>He’s the richest man in …

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The Middle East’s next big crisis, and 4 other global stories you might have missed

<i>In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. First up: A series of events sent the Middle East into turmoil.</i><p><b>The biggest story: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince makes a power play</b><p>First, Saudi officials reported they had intercepted and …

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What Saudi Arabia’s purge of ministers, princes — including the Buffett of the Middle East — means for markets - MarketWatch

Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, appears to be flexing his muscle in what is being viewed by some as the latest, and …

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Saudis Must Now Temper Expectations for Aramco's IPO

A share sale was expected to raise $100 billion, but $65 billion looks more realistic amid political upheaval.<p>The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, used oil as his initial springboard from relative obscurity. In his first on-the-record interview, in January 2016, he proposed …

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UK set to agree $2bn loan guarantee for Saudi Aramco

and in London and in Dubai<p>The British government is poised to sign off a $2bn loan guarantee for Saudi Aramco as London seeks to host the stock …

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Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.<p>The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose …

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missle over Riyadh

JEDDAH: Saudi air defenses intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile over Saudi capital Riyadh on Saturday.<p>Reports of loud bangs heard at 20:45.<p>Amateur …

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Oil price hits 2-year high as Saudi Arabia targets elite

in Riyadh and in Dubai<p>Oil hit a fresh two-year high on Monday after the arrests over the weekend of at least 11 Saudi Arabian princes and dozens of …

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Reports: Saudi Arabia Intercepts Ballistic Missile Fired From Yemen

Saudi Arabia reportedly said Saturday it intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, according to media reports.<p>Also on Saturday, Margaret …

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40% of Saudi Arabia’s international schools forecast to go bust by 2019

| <b>Published —</b> Saturday 4 November 2017<p>Some international school owners had to cut periodic expenditures by 60 percent and dispense with 20 percent of …

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Saudi Arabia bestows citizenship on a robot named Sophia

Saudi Arabia just made a non-human woman a citizen, making it the first country to grant a robot the right to citizenship, at least as far as we know. Why it did so isn’t immediately evident, but the irony of a nation infamous for denying basic rights to its female citizens imbuing a robotic Audrey …

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Saudi scholars to vet teaching of prophet Muhammad to curb extremism

Royal order decrees King Salman Complex be set up in holy city of Medina to root out ‘fake and extremist texts’<p>Saudi authorities have taken an “unprecedented” step to tackle Islamic extremism by setting up a council of scholars to vet religious teachings around the world.<p>A royal order issued this …

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Jeddah’s criminal court clears dog beauty pageant organizers

Author: Arab NewsThu, 2017-10-19 00:00ID: 1508355404385403300JEDDAH: According to Sabq e-newspaper, the Criminal Court in Jeddah cleared the Dog …

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Labor minister: KSA spends more on education than most OECD countries

Author: Arab NewsMon, 2017-10-16 03:00ID: 1508106744200760400RIYADH: “Human capital is the main focus of development in every society, and giving it …

Saudi Arabia Eases Restrictions on Messaging Apps, But WhatsApp and Viber Are Still Blocked

The Saudi capital Riyadh at night. Photo shared by user apriltan18 on Pixabay under a Creative Commons Licence (CC0)After more than four years of …

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Reminder for Saudi citizens: return tickets necessary for travel to Philippines

Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2017-10-11 03:00ID: 1507671203740704900JEDDAH: The Saudi Interior Ministry is urging citizens who want to visit the Philippines …

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KSRelief reaches Bangladesh to help distressed Rohingyas

Author: ARAB NEWSThu, 2017-10-12 03:00ID: 1507761065059439100JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) was the first …

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Landmark Arabia achieves 100% nationalization of jobs in Qassim

Author: ARAB NEWSThu, 2017-10-12 03:00ID: 1507752262538901200Al-Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal has lauded Landmark Arabia’s efforts in …

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King Salman receives Russian Grand Mufti, other prominent Muslim figures

<b>MOSCOW</b> – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, currently on an official visit to Russia, received at his residence here tonight, the Grand …

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Speculations rife on return of cinemas

Okaz/Saudi Gazette<p><b>RIYADH</b> — Just a few days after the Royal decree granting women the license to drive, speculations have increased about the …

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Ban on hiring inexperienced expat engineers from Jan. 1

Saudi Gazette report<p><b>RIYADH</b> — Starting Jan. 1, foreign engineers with less than five years of experience will no longer be recruited, the Saudi …

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